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Legislators detail session highs, lows

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Sometimes, halting bills from across the aisle is as big a victory as getting your own bills passed. That was the contention of Grand Junction Republican Sen. Steve King on Tuesday at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual ...

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United Way spreads giving glow

By Paul Shockley

Even with support from United Way of Mesa County, the head of Hilltop Community Resources said a gloomy economy has meant tough choices at Hilltop. Without that support, Hilltop CEO Mike Stahl said the agency would face up to a 20 percent ...

Timing of visit by Churchill riles tea party in Junction

By Amy Hamilton

A politically conservative Grand Junction group described Ward Churchill as demonic and decried the timing of an upcoming speech in Grand Junction by the controversial former University of Colorado professor. Tim Fenwick, president of tea ...

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GJ group lines up Churchill for speech

By Amy Hamilton

Ward Churchill, a former University of Colorado professor who came under fire for disparaging remarks about the victims of the 9/11 attacks, will speak in Grand Junction on Memorial Day. Members of Confluence Media Collective, a group that ...

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Bobby plans 4-mile park-and-ride trip to Birthday Bash

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The proprietor of a free country music festival at the Mesa County Fairgrounds next month intends to have a majority of attendees park four miles away and hop on shuttle buses to get to the fairgrounds. The proposal, part of detailed site and ...

District 51 cuts to total $11.9 million

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School District 51 plans to cut $11.9 million to balance its 2011–12 budget. The district has been weighing budget cuts for months, anticipating that $10 million to $12 million would have to be sliced from the budget for the next school ...

Lawmaker pushing for vote on tax for schools

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Rollie Heath isn’t giving up the fight. Still steaming over cuts of millions of dollars in education spending approved by the Legislature this year, the Boulder Democrat wants Coloradans to agree to a five-year increase in taxes to ...

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Child-abuse suspect subject of earlier county probe

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton woman, along with a young girl the woman is accused of repeatedly abusing, had been the focus of an open investigation by the Mesa County Department of Human Services, before the girl suffered fresh injuries in early May, according ...

State, Oxy settle Parachute enforcement action

By Dennis Webb

State regulators have backed off a recommendation to impose a record $500,000 fine against Oxy USA in connection with alleged groundwater contamination northwest of Parachute, and the company has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle the ...

Tax service company to look at closure of local franchises

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Liberty Tax Service officials are to visit Grand Junction, where two offices of the franchise business are closed for lack of rent payments. “They said they’re going to take care of it,” said Rodney Power, owner of the ...

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